I just wanted to let you know that I finished the Detroit Marathon. You will see that I am way down at the bottom with a finish time of 5:54:31. It was slow and steady with the temp in the 80's and the memory of Chicago a couple weeks ago was fresh in the head.
I want to thank my beautiful wife Maggie for putting up with me and the craptastic hotel I chose (procrastination once again reared its power on me). She met me at various points and handled the city of Detroit while waiting for me to finish. She took some pictures that are up on her myspace page. She also was able to finish a good book named Into the Wild.
Speaking of Detroit, it is in bad shape. There are abandoned buildings everywhere. But the optimist in me screams that it could be redeveloped with the awesome waterfront and a decent downtown.
I received lots of good luck wishes and want to say thanks. With work, and school, and soccer, there were a few times I thought about just not doing it. But those wishes kept me from quitting and I want to say thank you and to keep that in mind how far a good word can carry someone. For me it was to the finish line of my second marathon.
This Sunday I will be running the Gargoyle Gallop in Hyde Park (63rd and LSD). The money goes towards tutoring children. The website for the race is http://www.gargoylegallop.org/
Along with this race, Fleet Feet's website shows the race calendar with many more races for the year.
Nova is doing a documentary on training non-marathoners to run the Boston marathon. I went to a special screening last week at Northwestern and it looks like it will be a good show and that we can all learn something from it. It will be shown this coming Tuesday Oct 30 on WTTW Channel 11. Check listings for time.
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